I would like to know how to get to Auschwitz from Wrocław without going first to Kraków by public transport? The idea is to get up early in Wrocław, visit Auschwitz and go to Kraków to sleep.
One option is to go to Katowice, but I don't know if that's possible. As far as I know Wrocław to Katowice is 3 hours by train, then I have to go to take a train or bus to Auschwitz (1 hour) and should reserve 4 hours for the visit. Finally a bus could take me to Kraków but the problem is that (according to the Lonely Planet) the last one departs at 6pm.
Do you see this planning viable? Or do you know another less stressing/direct way to get Auschwitz?